After years of getting burned and bored trying to start bands that never amounted to much, Brian Random gave up hope of any more successful collaborations and decided to invest more time in coming up with his own music.
Originally influenced by industrial bands such as Cabaret Voltaire and SPK, Mr. Random recorded several unlistenable cassettes under various names that he'd rather forget about.
In the mid-90s when music programming software became more affordable (and easier, of course), Mr. Random went that route and dabbled with slightly more listenable electronic music.
What saved Mr. Random from creating more unlistenable crap was the discovery of the cut and paste, experimental sounds of John Oswald's Plunderphonics, People Like Us and Otomo Yoshihide.
Fast forward to 2001, when years of laziness and unfinished demos led Mr. Random to finally start recording and releasing some material for public consumption. That's when he began recording material under the name Child At Zoo.